Somewhere getting lost in the world.

#Goals

I recently started yet another round of schooling as I am now going through my second summer of suffering through a semester of university. Unfortunately due to the number of courses that I had dropped this semester, I am now unable to graduate on time, unless I take a full course load (4 classes) both this summer and next summer. It’s the best feeling knowing I have two years of six nonstop semesters *cries*.

This summer, I’m mainly focused on taking some courses that would help in raising my GPA. I’m not sure how universal this term is but I’ll refer to them as “bird courses” aka the supposedly easy university courses that people generally use as an elective because it’ll get them an easy A. This year, I’ve done Introduction to Classical Mythology, Introduction to Environment Studies as well as Spatial Data Analysis and Mapping. Now I know what you’re thinking, how could I have ever assumed the last one would be easy? Surprisingly, the last one seemed the least boring and easily comprehensible one of the three. Although, I haven’t started environment studies yet so I guess of the two. I don’t know, Greek Mythology can get pretty boring when your teacher just takes about the characters in the stories for three hours straight.

But anyways, although I’ve been super busy with school and work (yes I’m still alive after working through three different jobs), I’m still doing my best to squeeze in time for all the things I want to do over the summer. Thankfully environment studies is online so I get two months of doing what I want (studying of course).

I have many plans for the summer but one big thing I want to do is visit the falls. Many people, both Canadian or not know Canada is well known for their massive waterfall located in Niagara, aka Niagara Falls, however, there are more to see than just that. Scattered throughout Ontario are various conservation areas that hold trails to smaller waterfalls – some only half or even a quarter the size Niagara Falls, and something I want to do this summer is to try and visit them all. I’ve already gone through a few, I’ve been to Albion and Tiffany Falls. Tiffany is one of many conservation areas that we have in Hamilton, in fact it is basically connected to the big conservation area that holds trails to cliffs like Dundas Peak as well as the infamous (next to Niagara) Webster Falls – which I hope to visit next.

Alex and I at Albion Falls, Hamilton - August 2015
Alex and I at Albion Falls, Hamilton – August 2015
Niagara Falls - February 2016
Niagara Falls – February 2016
Myself (lol) at Niagara Falls, February 2016
Tiffany Falls , Hamilton - May 2016
Tiffany Falls , Hamilton – May 2016
Veronica (my godsister) and I at Tiffany Falls, Hamilton - May 2016
Veronica (my godsister) and I at Tiffany Falls, Hamilton – May 2016

Sadly, a lot of these trips seem to be shorter than the drive, as one of the falls I want to visit are more than two hours away. But it’s more of the relaxing experience you get from going that I enjoy. Just sitting there in the boiling sun, being sprayed by the mist and listening to soothing sound of the waterfall, it’s perfect.

I don’t have much else planned for the summer, there’s a set budget I want to try and make with all the hours I’m working that I have to try and manage as well before the summer ends. And besides that, I’m still in school for the whole four months and still suffering through three jobs, basically four if you want to include all the readings I have to do for my classes.

One of the other things that I want to try and do is get a 4.0 GPA this summer term (all grades being 85+) I remember my days in high school when I would achieve that without a doubt! But come university, I basically lost all willingness to study and have yet to a semester where all my marks are above a 75. But I have some motivation this semester. If I get a 4.0, then Alex is gonna take me shopping. 🙂

I also really, really, really, want to lose weight this summer. I’ve gained a crazy 20 pounds since January up to now, and although it is constantly fluctuating, I feel like I’m too heavy for my own good now.. and that’s not good lol. So I’m doing my best to try and lose all of it by the end of the summer and return to my skinnier days by fall. Although don’t get me wrong, I don’t consider myself to be highly obesed or anything, I just want to be healthier. You know?

What are you plans for the summer? Any goals? School?

Maybe one goal should be keeping up with this blog, haha.

xo



5 thoughts on “#Goals”

  • Wow, girl! You sound super busy. Despite not being unable to graduate on time, it’s still a great feeling knowing you *will* graduate. All the hard work will pay off in the end *insert mum voice here*

    Yeah, I’ve taken “bird courses” in university, as well. Mine were Basic Photoshop and Beginners’ Japanese. Passed with flying colours, haha.

    I did Classics when I was in college! Got to love a bit of Odysseus. Some of the stories are horrific, though. Greek mythology is so fascinating and yet so, ugh. All the gods were horny too. Especially Zeus!

    Waterfalls are beautiful! I’ve only ever been to Dunns River Falls in Jamaica, but I would love to visit Niagra Falls and other ones.

    Good luck with getting a 4.0 GPA! I definitely know. I’m trying to eat healthier and go to the gym more, and it’s actually going well. I was on a fitness craze last year and I felt good, then I went on holiday and completely dropped off. Life, haha.

  • I’m sorry to hear that you have to take summer courses for awhile, but Intro to Greek Mythology sounds actually awesome. I actually know some of the mythology, but I haven’t taken the easy or “bird courses” yet in college. I have been way too busy taking care of science, history, english, and whatever was core in my degree plan.

    Good luck with your goals! ^^ Remember one goal at a time!

  • Good luck with the summer classes! That doesn’t sound easy, but I’m sure you’ll manage to get through it! At least you’ll graduate and it’ll all be worth it.

    Niagara Falls is so beautiful. I’d really love to go, but as it’s such a long flight from here I doubt it’ll happen anytime soon. There’s probably some good landmarks in the UK, which I take for granted, but it always seems boring compared to everywhere else. It’s probably what happens when you live in such a small country for so long!

    I’m trying to eat better. I’ve put on 2 stone in the past year, and I’d really like to fit back into my clothes. It’s so sad to see so many unwearable items in my wardrobe!
    xxx

  • Awesome shots, I hope you had fun! It sucks that you have to take summer courses, although I’m sorta jealous. I’d rather be busy than bored over summer which I usually am – I might take online summer courses this summer or if not just work myself to death at my part time job and earn money for the next academic year 🙂

    Good luck with all your exams, you’re smart and determined I know you can do it!

  • Oh man, I can’t imagine taking so many semesters of classes without a break. It will be worth it in the end though. And at least one of the classes is online. At least my experience with online classes have been really good – they’ve all been pretty easy and straightforward. So I hope yours will be as well!

    I’ve visited Niagara Falls once and it was so beautiful. The Canadian side was much better than the American side, so I can only imagine how beautiful all the other falls are!

    Plans for the summer… currently just getting settled into our new home. We moved across the state, so we are repainting and trying to unpack. After that, I’d like to keep up my running and just to try and be healthier. 🙂

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